Accession Number:

ADA091925

Title:

Errors in Human Performance

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 1979-31 May 1980

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA CENTER FOR HUMAN INFORMATION PROCESSING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-08-15

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Work on this contract examined various applications of human information processing, focusing on the analysis of human error. As a result of the contract investigations, several areas of potential application were identified. One area of immediate possible application is in the design of human-machine interfaces, with particular concern for aspects of system design that lead to human error, taking into account what is known about human attentional and short-term memory limitations. The major focus of the research effort was devoted to the study of human error, especially those made by highly skilled operators in complex, high-demand systems. A classification scheme for these errors was developed.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE